Judge Rules Same-Sex Couples in Oregon Can Marry

A federal judge rules Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates individuals' constitutional rights.


Same-sex couples in Oregon won the right to marry today, after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled the state's 10-year-old ban violates citizens’ constitutional rights. "I believe that if we can look for a moment past gender and sexuality, we can see in these plaintiffs nothing less than our own families," McShane writes in his landmark ruling. "Families who we would expect our Constitution ...   More
Monday, May 19, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Federal Appeals Court Judge Says Oregon’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

The ruling says a Portland-based public defender and her spouse are due benefits from her employer, the federal courts.


A U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge has ruled that the federal judiciary discriminated against an assistant federal public defender in Portland by not recognizing her same-sex marriage from Canada, and that Oregon's ban against same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.WW has obtained a personnel ruling issued Wednesday, April 24, that says the court system discriminated against Alison ...   More
Thursday, April 25, 2013 AARON MESH

Oregon Supreme Court Sidesteps Measure 36

On Jan. 14, the Oregon State Supreme Court denied petition to hear Martinez v. Kulongoski , the lawsuit challenging Measure 36 's inclusion on the 2004 ballot. Oregon's Constitution was amended in 2004, when Oregon voters passed the initiative 57%-43%, and defined marriage as a union of one man and one woman. “We'll explore all legal avenues,” said Mark Johnson, lead counsel for ...   More
Friday, January 16, 2009 Dan Green


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